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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri May 25th 2012

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri May 25th 2012 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central

7:01am

War “Lonely Feelin'”
from War (Rhino 1971) —As long as it feels like summer, we might as well start with the world's most perfect band for the season.

7:05am

Mose Allison “That's All Right”
from Greatest Hits (Fantasy www.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/fantasy 1980) —A sleek Allison-ized version of the Jimmy Rogers blues number.

7:07am

Allen Toussaint “Long, Long Journey”
from The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2009) —Toussaint is such a brilliant songwriter and pianist, it's sometimes forgotten just how well he can deliver on the vocal front. This is perfect blues singing.

7:13am

Dion “Two Train”
from Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon 2012) N  —There are only a handful of musicians who can make records 53 years into their career that stand with the best of their work. Dion is one of them.

7:18am

The Clash “The Guns of Brixton”
from London Calling CD Album (Epic 1979) —Paul Simonon was not a great vocalist, but I can't imagine this cut being delivered by anybody with a prettier voice.

7:22am

The Gaylads “Africa”
from studio one roots (Soul Jazz 2001) —At the nexus between ska and reggae.

7:25am

Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Best of All”
from Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz 2012) N  —That right there is the sound of a party.

7:30am

Stevie Wonder “You Haven't Done Nothin'”
from Fulfillingness First Finale (Motown 1974) —From the days when Stevie Wonder minted Grammy awards.

7:33am

The Animals “Baby Let Me Take You Home”
from The Best of The Animals CD Album (ABKCO 1987) —The Animals had such a distinctive take on the American r'n'b they loved.

7:36am

Andre Williams “Do the Popcorn”
from Movin' On: Greasy and Explicit Soul Movers 1956-1970 (Vampi Soul vampisoul.com 2005) —I'm not a huge fan of Williams, who can get too smarmy for my taste, but man, this is one sexy invitation to a silly dance.

7:38am

Ebo Taylor “Ayesama”
from Appia Kwa Bridge (Strut 2012) N  —A great fresh take on the Afrobeat sound. And this isn't even the only kind of thing the guy does on this record.

7:49am

The Pogues “The Parting Glass”
from Rum Sodomy & the Lash [Expanded] (Rhino 1985) —A bonus cut from one of their two masterpieces, and it's worthy of inclusion.

7:51am

Magnetic Fields “Your Girlfriend's Face”
from Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge 2012) N  —Stephin Merritt continues to sneak up on me with crazy little ditties like this one.

7:53am

Lindsey Buckingham “Countdown”
from Out of the Cradle (Reprise 1992) —I hadn't pulled out this record in ages; my goodness, he gave this one every bit of his massive skills.

8:01am

The dB's “I Didn't Mean to Say That”
from Falling Off the Sky (Bar/None Records 2012) N  —We are just about three weeks away from the world getting to hear this masterful new release from one of the greatest bands ever, 30 years after the original line-up last recorded.

8:04am

Emmit Rhodes “Fresh As a Daisy”
from Emmit Rhodes (One Way 1970) —That's how you write a pop song!

8:06am

Karate Bikini “Medic”
from Sauce of the Apple Horse (self Self 2012) N L —St. Louis band that has plenty of songwriting chops and more than enough skill to present them.

8:10am

Bruce Springsteen “Outside Looking In”
from The Promise (Columbia 2010) —Mighty Max Weinberg rocks out on the "Peggy Sue" beat.

8:12am

Alejandro Escovedo “Headstrong Crazy Fools”
from Big Station (Fantasy www.concordmusicgroup.com/labels/fantasy 2012) N  —Alejandro rocks out on a song where he recites the words. The new album comes out soon, and we're loving everything we sample from it here.

8:16am

Donna Summer “Hot Stuff”
from Gold (Universal 1977) —For a few years there, she and Giorgio Moroder had an astounding symbiotic musical relationship. RIP Donna Summer. You made us dance.

8:23am

Ollabelle “Soul of a Man”
from Before This Time (Yep Roc 2008) —Time to stop dancing for a few minutes, and just absorb the power of this arrangement.

8:32am

Robin Gibb “The Worst Girl In This Town”
from Robin's Reign (Spectrum 1970) —I love so much Bee Gees music, right through their disco smashes, but I thought this virtually unheard gem from his solo album would make a good tribute to Robin Gibb, who passed away last week.

8:37am

Crowded House “Throw Your Arms Around Me”
from Other Enz: Split Enz & Beyond (Raven 1999) —The national anthem of New Zealand. Well, it should be. Anyway, this is a beautiful rendition of this Hunters & Collectors song.

8:41am

Sara Watkins “Lock & Key”
from Sun Midnight Sun (Nonesuch www.nonesuch.com 2012) N  —I've only heard this album once, but damn! My real question is why did I virtually ignore Nickel Creek when they were around? What was wrong with me? Because Sara Watkins and Chris Thile are astounding musicians.

8:45am

Laura Nyro “Captain For Dark Mornings”
from New York Tendaberry (Columbia 1969) —Nobody before or after her sounded like this. She was musically fearless.

8:50am

The Cinderellas “Please Don't Wake Me”
from One Kiss Leads to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (Rhino 2005) —Not Phil Spector, but a pretty darn good imitation.

8:52am

The Youngbloods “Grizzely Bear”
from The Youngbloods (RCA Victor 1967) —Spelling isn't as good as the song is.

8:55am

Marty Stuart “A Matter of Time”
from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill. ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N  —Projecting past experience onto the future, a classic country music trope.

9:02am

Lila Downs “La Bamba”
from Una Sangra (One Blood) (Narada 2004) —A gorgeous take on the traditional tune which acknowledges that it's also a rock classic without losing its roots in Mexican folk.

9:06am

The Soul Rebels “Let Your Mind Be Free”
from Unlock Your Mind (Universal Music Group International 2012) N  —I just dig the heck out of these guys - that tuba player roars!

9:13am

Sweet Honey In The Rock “They Are All Falling Around Me”
from Selections 1976-1988 (Flying Fish 1988) —I believe this ensemble, which has gone through many members over the years, is one of the greatest musical experiences of my life.

9:18am

Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me”
from What's Going On (Motown 1971) —This was the song that made me fall in love with Marvin Gaye's voice back when I was 12.

9:21am

Kevin Gordon “Nine Bells”
from Gloryland (Crowville Collective 2010) N  —Don't forget he's at Twangfest on Saturday, June 9 at the Duck Room.

9:25am

Bottle Rockets “I.D. Blues”
from Blue Sky (Sanctuary 2003) —I'd almost forgotten this gem.

9:28am

Brothers Lazaroff “35 Summers”
from Science Won (self-released 2012) N L —Nice whistling hook.

9:34am

Chris Isaak “Lonely With a Broken Heart”
from San Francisco Days (Reprise 1993) —You can almost dip in at random on Chris Isaak records and come up with something great. Oh, yeah, I just did that.

9:37am

Loudon Wainwright III “The Here & the Now”
from Older Than My Old Man Now (2nd Story Sound 2012) N  —Loudon's life-story in under four minutes, with a good beat that you could dance to.

9:41am

Eden Brent “Beyond My Broken Dreams”
from Ain't Got No Troubles (Yellow Dog 2010) —Great blues piano player who sings with a Gospel-drenched style.

9:45am

Janiva Magness “I Don't Want to Do Wrong”
from Stronger For It (Alligator 2012) N  —Stunning take on the Gladys Knight & the Pips classic.

9:50am

Bettye LaVette “Easier to Say (Than Do)”
from Do Your Duty (Sundazed 2006) —Testify!

9:53am

Creedence Clearwater Revival “My Baby Left Me”
from Creedence Covers The Classics (Fantasy Records 2009) —I love the happy-go-lucky take on this Elvis Sun classic.

9:55am

The Beatles “If I Fell”
from a hard day's night CD Album (CAPITOL 1964) —Yeah, this is a pretty nice one.


Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.